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Art & Design AS/A2 Level at Alexandra Park School

Course description

Students will explore a range of two and three-dimensional approaches to their studies, giving visual form to individual thoughts, feelings, observations and ideas. They will develop:

  •  Knowledge and understanding of art and design in contemporary society and in other times and cultures.
  •  An understanding of the interrelationships between art and design and an awareness of the contexts in which they operate.
  •  Investigative, analytical, experimental, technical and expressive skills, aesthetic understanding and critical judgement.
  •  Intellectual, imaginative, creative and intuitive powers.


Course content

The AS is a one year course consisting of one module & externally set assignment

The full A Level is gained by completing a third module and externally set assignment

Entry requirements

The essential requirement for Art and Design is a Grade C, preferably B, at GCSE. However, if you have an aptitude for the subject, you may have the basic skills to succeed and we would be happy to see a portfolio of your work. Students who have achieved a BTEC in Art & Design should continue on to the AS course in Photography.



AS - Component 1 Weighting 50% of the total qualification & Component 2 Weighting 50% of the total qualification - Externally set assignment 10 hrs

A2 - Component 1 Weighting 40% of the total qualification & Component 2 Weighting 60% of the total qualification - Externally set assignment 15 hrs

Future opportunities

There are many careers in art and design, graphic design, product design, fashion, textiles, interior design and theatre design, to name a few. Most require further study at art school, further education college or university. Students wishing to take art after A level, generally go on to do a one year ‘Foundation Course’ before applying to degree courses in more specialised areas.


How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Alexandra Park School directly.

Last updated date: 18 October 2016
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    • Alexandra Park School is a thriving and dynamic school which boasts excellent examination results and an outstanding curriculum experience in both the main school and the sixth form. The school is situated on a beautiful five-acre site adjacent to Durnsford Park within sight of Alexandra Palace. The school was opened in 1999 with the aim of creating a great comprehensive school at the heart of the community. We have become that great local school offering top-class education alongside a wealth of opportunities.